Acting swiftly on Wednesday afternoon Margao Police rescued a minor girl kidnapped for ransom and while arresting the abductor, also recovered the ransom paid to him.
A minor girl of a petrol pump owner from Margao was kidnapped and the girl’s mother was called from the child’s mobile phone with a demand of Rs. 20,000 ransom. Rape and death were the threats given to the frantic mother for failure to deliver the money.
Police came to know about the incident as the mother ran helter skelter to arrange the money. She however did not lodge a complaint with the police fearing the safety of her child.
However, police discreetly followed the mother as she collected money from a person near the District Court from where she proceeded to the Kadamba Bus stand where the bag filled with money was kept.
A person wearing a helmet picked up the bag, transferred the money bundles from the bag to his scooter dicky and as he tried to get away, police nabbed him. After he revealed where the girl was kept, police picked her up from the cyber café at Navelim.
According to preliminary investigations, the girl knew the boy and taking advantage of this, the abductor – who is also a minor – carried out his plan in order to gain money to start his own business.